VIDEO: Politics and Polices of Sex: Equal Pay and Sex Education on MSNBC

MSNBC host Karen Finney roared out of the gate of her show Disrupt, asking me if Equal Pay is good politics or good politics. Both, I answered, a lover of living trapped More »

Education Wednesday: A Case for Universal Preschool

This year there has been a strong national focus on expanding access to quality early childhood education for all students. Earlier this year in the State of the Union Address, President Obama placed more More »

Homegrown: The Benefits of Teaching Children How to Grow Food

Growing fresh food at home can be just as much an educational tool as it is a component of the pantry. The process of planting and harvesting fresh produce teaches children about food and the importance of healthy More »

Education Wednesday: Why You Secretly Love Math

For centuries, I am sure, students have groaned and questioned the real use of mathematics outside of school. However, long before modern technological advances, math concepts have shaped our world and been pivotal in our daily lives. Math is secretly our favorite More »

Guest Post: Author/Illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh’s “Reflection” for the L4LL Día Blog Hop

Literacy improves lives, strengthening communities, neighborhoods, and the economy. This is the mission of Latinas for Latino Lit (L4LL), a social enterprise focused on raising literacy rates co-founded by my partner Monica More »

Pan Latino Tapas Restaurant Review: Purple Potatoes and Barrel-Aged Bourbon

Tapas, or small plates are popular in the restaurant industry and an easy way to try many different dishes on a menu. Celebrity chef Richard Sandoval’s Toro Toro recently opened its doors, offering the crème de More »

Education Wednesday: How to be an Education Advocate

Anyone can be an advocate for great education! Yet as parents, mentors, and friends we are not always sure of what we can do to support our students‘ learning needs. National reforms such as Common Core More »

Behind Every Great Man Is A Great Woman: The Importance of Female Role Models

Women often work behind the scenes to help distinguished men and women achieve greatness. To end Women’s History Month which also coincides with Cesar Chavez Day, we highlight Helen Chavez, the wife of the labor and civil More »



Open Letter to Ann Romney

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Latina Magazine: Open Letter to Ann Romney

Dear Mrs. Romney, Like millions of women, I watched First Lady Michelle Obama rock it as she sat down with Latina mothers for a chat sponsored by the Hispanic mom lifestyle-focused website Mamiverse.  I thought, when will your husband’s campaign  Read More...

What Cuban Cuisine Would Be If There Had Not Been Fidel

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado with Havana Chef Alain Rivera Santana

Talk food and politics with Cubans and you’re bound to get into water hotter than that which divides the South of Florida from the island. Most will gingerly tip toe around the topic, or just avoid it–unless you’re Guillermo Pernot.  Read More...

Take It Offfff!!! Who Said Election 2012 Isn’t Sexy?

With guest host Maria Hinojosa, CNN contributor and Democratic strategist Maria Cardona, and U.S. News & World Report columnist Mary Kate Carey

It’s provocative, especially when arguably the strongest asset in a campaign is deployed. That happened when First Lady Michelle Obama sat down with Latina mothers for a friendly chat sponsored by Hispanic mom lifestyle-focused website Mamiverse.  That it was a first  Read More...

Latino Voters: The (In)Visible Political Giants?

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Guest Hosts NPR's Tell Me More

About one year ago, I was advocating for more mainstream news coverage of the Latino vote.  The 2010 U.S. Census confirmed what most of us who are Hispanic knew: our population had grown to 50 million or 16 percent of  Read More...

My Vote is Supreme

Affordable Care Act and Latinos

I was guest anchoring on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin while she was away when the Supreme Court announced its decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  This is President Obama’s signature legislation that makes health care insurance mandatory. (Or face a fine, as  Read More...

Will Deportation Announcement Make Latinos Vote?

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Latina Magazine: Does Deportation Announcement Get Latinos to Vote?

Latinos’ enthusiasm and energy after President Obama announced young student or military illegal immigrants would not be deported could have powered a small city for a month.  Now the devil is in the details: how is the policy going to  Read More...

What the Healthcare Ruling and the Civil Rights Era Greats Have in Common

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Guest Hosts NPR's Tell Me More on day of "Obamacare" Ruling

It’s not every day that the Supreme Court hands down a ruling that could end up determining a court’s legacy. It’s also not everyday that I am invited to guest host NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin. Click here to  Read More...

UPDATED with NPR’s Tell Me More Interview: TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado Moderates Panel with Nobel Peace Laureate or How This Week I Have Professional Whiplash

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Moderates Panel with Nobel Peace Laureate

12 years ago, I was stringing for The New York Times when I lived in Mexico City where I was writing my dissertation.  Fierce war reporter, mentor, and hermana Julia Preston had called, asking if I could help out. Heck ya!  Read More...